Rainfall far above the U.S. average in Denham Springs, LA, affects residents and pests alike. After heavy rains, dirt in lawns and gardens that have been disturbed by feral hogs can wash away, causing plant death and flooding problems. These pests are also a danger to humans because of their aggression. Fleeing their flooded holes, snakes enter yards to seek shelter. While most species are not venomous, deadly coral snakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and rattlesnakes live in the Denham Springs area. If residents unknowingly disturb the pests, snakes will strike out and bite.